Stockholm, Sweden
Elin, 35
Business Dev & Human rights activist
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I do sales and business development for a startup. We work with digital innovation of learning, right now focusing on Swedish for professionals. I do it because its fun and meaningful. There are lots of people who need the right skills of the Swedish language to be able to get jobs and sustain themselves and families. I get to see and learn about different industries. I believe that we as a society need to meet each other more, and get to know people that are different from us in a variety of ways. On my free time I work for Fatta! - the NGO that made the Swedish government pass a consent-based law regarding sexual violence.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Frida Hyvönen - Imponera på mig (Impress me). Some Roxette, and a mix of rap artist Silvana Imam and Taylor Swift.

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Veronica Mars, Buffy the vampire slayer.

Name some spots in Stockholm that are good for a Tinder date.

Monteliusgången with that fantastic view of the city. Visiting Sven Harrys excentric museum in Vasaparken. Taking a walk around Årstaviken.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Unfortunately not so often in Stockholm. And more often at H&M than I would like to admit.

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Probably a "lekland", that is a big building filled with kids playground for parents to release the wild small ones.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Hang out in Långholmen or a park because its summer. And summer is short.

What restaurant in Stockholm looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

Il Forno Pizzeria puts avocado on the pizza. Its so good!

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

Djungelvrål candy, its salty and weird. Try it!

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Stockholm?

Västerlånggatan. Walk any other street of Gamla stan.

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Stockholm?

The suburbs!

What are the Stockholm spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Monteliusgången or Västerbron for the amazing views. Skansen because its so Swedish

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